Category Archives: Matthew Kerry

Reservoir Mobs. Political Spectacles, the Press Circus, and Public Works in Spain, by Matthew Kerry

Spanish politicians do seem to enjoy a good reservoir. Or rather, they enjoy the ribbon-cutting ceremonies to announce the unveiling of a new infrastructure project.  Last Thursday prime minister Mariano Rajoy inaugurated a new reservoir in Huesca in the northeast … Continue reading

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Abdication to Save the Monarchy? Juan Carlos I and Dreams of a Third Republic by Matthew Kerry

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‘Nothing to Lose But Their Chains’: Politics, Identity and the Working Class by Matthew Kerry

Last week the Tories set out their claim to be the party of the workers in what was another attempt at re-branding the ‘nasty party’ before the European elections this spring. The move reinforces their anti-benefits stance, seeking to corner … Continue reading

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Swimming in a Sea of Newsprint by Matthew Kerry

Adverts for rubber studs for clogs. A village festival to celebrate the installation of street lighting. The raffling of a parrot.[1] I’m sure most historians would agree that the printed press is one of the richest sources available for trying … Continue reading

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